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Greenworks and Powerworks pressure washer spray guns are being recalled due to impact injury hazard

Spray Guns for Pressure Washing by Greenworks and Powerworks Recalled due to Injury Hazard

About 1.06 million Greenworks and Powerworks pressure washer spray guns are being recalled.

The spray gun connector can break, causing the hose and/or parts of the connector to become dislodged during use, posing an impact injury hazard to the user. 

Hongkong Sun Rise has received 15 reports of the pressure washer spray gun connector breaking, allowing the hose and/or parts of the connector to become dislodged when under pressure during use. This resulted in 13 reports of injuries, including seven of which required medical treatment for post-concussion, broken bones, and/or injuries to the eyes and mouth.

This recall involves the Greenworks brand 2000 psi plastic pressure washer spray gun included in: the Greenworks brand 2000 psi Plastic Gun Accessory kit, Greenworks brand Pressure Washer models ranging from 1500 -1800 psi, and certain Powerworks brand Pressure Washer models ranging from 1700-1800 psi.

The model number is printed on the back of the pressure washer unit, near the top.

The brand, Greenworks or Powerworks, appears on the side of the pressure washer spray gun. In addition, when the spray gun is removed from the hose, the interior connector is made of black plastic, not metal, on recalled units.

Model Number

DESCRIPTION

Date Codes

GPW1500

GREENWORKS 1500 PSI Pressure Washer

1/1/17 - 10/31/19

GPW1501

GREENWORKS 1500 PSI Pressure Washer

1/1/17 - 5/11/20

GPW1600

GREENWORKS 1600 PSI Pressure Washer

1/1/17 - 10/31/19

GPW1602

GREENWORKS 1600 PSI Pressure Washer

1/1/17 - 6/2/20

GPW1702

GREENWORKS 1700 PSI Pressure Washer

1/1/17 - 10/31/19 (sold at Lowe’s) 1/1/17 - 6/8/20 (sold elsewhere)

GPW1704

GREENWORKS 1700 PSI Pressure Washer

1/1/17 - 10/31/19

GPW1800

GREENWORKS 1800 PSI Pressure Washer

1/1/17 - 7/7/20

GPW1803

GREENWORKS 1800 PSI Pressure Washer

1/1/17 - 12/17/19

5202002

Plastic Gun Kit

All with that model number

PWA101

POWERWORKS 1700 PSI Pressure Washer

1/10/20

PWA104

POWERWORKS 1800 PSI Pressure Washer

1/11/20

The spray guns were sold at Lowe’s Stores nationwide and online at Lowes.com, Amazon.com, and other online retailers from January 2017 through February 2021. The plastic gun accessory kit was sold for about $40 and the pressure washers were sold for between $100 and $180.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled spray guns and contact Hongkong Sun Rise Trading for a free replacement of the spray gun handle, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and company advise.

For more information, call Hongkong Sun Rise Trading at 833-211-9185 Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET or visit www.greenworkstools.com and click on “Important Safety Notices” at the top of the page.

For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.

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Carol Cassara

Is manufacturing more shoddy today? I think it is.

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